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Court Suspends Rabbis’ Order to Require Woman to Allow Son’s Brit

17 Tevet 5774 – December 19, 2013
Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended a Rabbinical Court (Beit Din) order that a woman in divorce proceedings allow her baby son, now one year...

Israeli Mother Going to Supreme Court over Son’s Circumcision

A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed...

Mohel Urges New Dads to Help Make the Cut at Circumcision

3 Tevet 5774 – December 5, 2013
The kindest cut of all might be the one that new father makes at his son’s circumcision.

Judges Hear Appeal of NY Rule on Circumcision with Oral Suction

1 Tevet 5774 – December 3, 2013
A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a  New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the...

Israeli Mom to Ask High Court to Block Rabbis’ Circumcision Order

24 Kislev 5774 – November 26, 2013
Israel’s Supreme Court soon may have to decide if it wants to set off fireworks and take on a case that involves the authority of a rabbinical court to order a circumcision.

Norway Official Wants to ‘Educate’ Jews against Circumcision

23 Kislev 5774 – November 25, 2013
There is nothing worse for Jews than a good looking and do-good non-Jewish woman doctor who sees the world through her stethoscope and thinks Jews are ignorant of health because they circumcise babies.

Norway to ‘Control’ Circumcision with Respect for Jews and Muslims

10 Kislev 5774 – November 12, 2013
Norway appears to be on the way to protect circumcision for Jews and Muslims so long as they are performed in hospitals. The Conservative-Progress government...

French Politicians, Clergymen Back Petition Defending Circumcision

21 Heshvan 5774 – October 24, 2013
More than 5,500 people, including prominent French politicians, scholars and clergymen, have signed a petition against attempts to ban the ritual circumcision of boys...

Council of Europe Says Ritual Circumcision Won’t Be Banned

6 Heshvan 5774 – October 10, 2013
Sometimes anti-Semitism is its own best antidote because it makes its sewage makers look as ignorant as they are. After a Council of Europe body said circumcision violates human rights, its leader rejected the idea.

Will Israeli Embassies in Europe Expand Services to Include Brit Mila and Shechitah?

1 Heshvan 5774 – October 4, 2013
The proposal will allow European Jews to use the extraterritorial status of the Israeli embassy to legally perform Brit Mila.

European Council Passes Anti-Ritual Circumcision Resolution

29 Tishri 5774 – October 2, 2013
A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the...

Britons in Suspense over Possibility of a ‘Royal Circumcision’

24 Av 5773 – July 31, 2013
King George started circumcising newly-born princes 250 years ago, Princess Diana rejected the idea. Britain now wonders if Kate and William will or won't. One thing for sure, it won’t be a Brit Mila.

Rabbinical Group Aims to Standardize Circumcision in Europe

17 Av 5773 – July 24, 2013
A European rabbinical group has created a union to include every mohel - ritual circumciser - in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and...

Duchess Kate Had a Boy, Call the Mohel

16 Av 5773 – July 22, 2013
Duchess Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. The baby weighed in at 8 lb. 6oz. No word yet if the local...

Anti-Circumcision Group to Picket ACLU’s Marriage Equality Rally

9 Av 5773 – July 15, 2013
Boys should be protected by law from circumcision just like girls, say activists. And if the ACLU backs marriage equality? Picket them because it also is against circumcision bans! Welcome to Oakland.

Danish Health Board Says No Need to Ban Circumcision

22 Tammuz 5773 – June 30, 2013
The tide of the anti-circumcision seems to be ebbing. Germany passed a law to bypass a Cologne court ruling that the procedure is illegal. Now, Danish doctors say the ritual is not harmful.

Pot Quinn Accusing Kettles of Pandering to Jews

3 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
Quinn actually said: “You know what else is wrong? … Going into communities and pandering and telling them what they want to hear just so you can get their vote."

Baby Dies in Israeli Hospital following Circumcision

29 Sivan 5773 – June 7, 2013
The circumcision had actually been performed flawlessly, and apparently baby choked during feeding.

Daily Compares Jewish Ire on Circumcision Cartoon to Muslim Riots

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
The Oslo daily that published a blood libel caricature of circumcision now pours salt on Jewish wounds, stating that the angry reaction of Jews is just like the Muslim riots to cartoons mocking Mohammed.

Norwegian Daily Published Blood Libel Caricature of Circumcision

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
The Middle Ages have returned to Europe, or maybe they never left. Jews dipping matzos in blood is old hat. Now a Norwegian newspaper depicts circumcision as a violent and bloody religious custom.

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